High Methane In Breath Test At Baseline May Indicate Vitamin B12 Shortage

  Conclusions: HM baseline emission in breath mirrors a complex situation of the human physiology, including vitamin B12 shortage and increased formate levels in the GIT. Higher formate levels were earlier, and independently from methane breath analyses, correlated with positive foetal development, T cell activation, a lean phenotype, and cardiovascular function. Thus, the correlation of

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Approach

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recent reports point toward a central metabolic defect in CFS, which affects aerobic energy production in mitochondria, leading to a diminished production of ATP and excessive lactate generation upon exertion. You may find this book, click here, helpful. Can A Viral Infection Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Viral infections have been associated

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Methane: The misunderstood gas?

What About High Baseline Methane Levels In a Breath Test? It is thought this might be caused by imbalances in the oral microbiome, stomach microbiome or be indicative of severe constipation. How Do You Treat High Methane SIBO? So the question becomes does this change how we support a client when they have a positive

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SIBO: What Causes It?

When we think about the causes of SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) we need to start with the question: What are our natural internal defence mechanisms for preventing SIBO? I think it is Dr. Siebecker who stated: One should always search for factors which could have caused the occurrence of the disease Protection Against SIBO

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Fasting And The Microbiome

Meal frequency, and fasting are easy ways to support gut health and our microbiome. Let's explore some of the research in this topic. Meal Frequency & Fasting A regular meal pattern including breakfast consumption, consuming a higher proportion of energy early in the day, reduced meal frequency (i.e., 2–3 meals/day), and regular fasting periods may [...] Continue reading »

Spiritual Intelligence & Resilience

In today’s blog I want to summarise a paper that explored spiritual intelligence & resilience. You may like to check out the section on my blog dedicated to resilience here. I have previously blogged about spirituality which may be helpful to read first, click here to read it.  Just one of the definitions I used in

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7C Model of Resiliency

In my first article I introduced the concept of resilience, and in a recent article I discussed potential barriers to resilience. In this article I want to discuss ways we can enhance our resilience, specifically through the 7C model of resiliency. The 7C Model Of Resilience Control: Having sense of control/autonomy of our lives has been

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